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January 19, 2013 7:23 AM

The Grapevine (Jan. 19)

1. Decide what kind of fabric and softness level you want and how much you are willing to pay. According to Carolyn Forte, director of textiles for the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, thread counts between 400 and 600 make for a nice-quality sheet at a reasonable price. Consider cotton fabrics such as Egyptian, Sea Island, Supima or pima. Percale sheets are closely woven and are known for crispness; sateen is shinier and might be a touch softer.

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